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Who Are You Going to Be When You’re Not Supposed to Be Anyone Anymore?*

In the end, I’ll die in solitude, with the bitterness of loneliness. At least that’s what the Pope has predicted for me, a married woman without children. The Pope’s not alone in this sentiment. Who will take care of you when you’re old? Aren’t you worried about dying alone? If I had a nickel for […]

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Princeton Mom Susan Patton-tly Crazy

We have our first guest post on Lance’s Rants! Yep, today Amy steps up to the mic to drop her two cents on the musings of wack job Susan Patton. Without further ado, enjoy! ~ Lance Susan Patton-tly Crazy In a fit of fear mongering that would surely make doomsday demographer Jonathan Last proud, “Princeton […]

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Childfree and carefree? – from

We’re always interested in how the choice to be childfree is perceived around the world so this post on caught our attention. Upon reading the article it seems that things are not all that different in Malta. For example, like in the States, more and more people are choosing to be childfree. The childfree […]

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Chris Jeub – Master of Debate or Logical Fallacy?

Amy has already done a most excellent, and kindly, job of eviscerating the particulars of hexadecadad™ Chris Jeub’s recent blog post deriding the “Child Free Ideology” as he puts it. So why am I writing more on this you ask? Well, I just couldn’t let go of something I read when I was digging into Jeub’s […]

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Childfree from 1974 to 2013 – Marcia Drut-Davis

Marcia Drut-Davis is a pioneer in the childfree movement. She is the author of Confessions of a Childfree Woman, runs the site Childfree Reflections, and can be followed on Facebook here. As you’ll read below, Marcia put herself ‘out there’ nearly 4 decades ago and paid a price for it. While she may think not […]

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Childfree Mythbusting – from

Recently Amy was invited to contribute to our local paper, The Bangor Daily News, on the topic of the childfree. She decided to bust a few myths, using research to refute some of the common misconceptions about the childfree. Hopefully your favorite myth gets busted! Setting the record straight on 6 myths about childless childfree […]

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Living near family low on home search wish lists, poll finds – from

Dr. Amy, sociologist extraordinaire, was asked by to comment on a recent online survey conducted by, a real estate site. The survey separates parents from non-parents, but like most surveys, does not separate the childfree from the childless. Still, there’s some interesting info in there. The survey reports that, compared to parents, non-parents… […]

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Two Things I’d Add to My Chat with Katie Couric

UPDATE: The show is scheduled to air on Monday, September 16. Woohoo! Yesterday I had the chance to fulfill one of my biggest professional goals – to discuss the contributions of sociological research in a broad-reaching, national forum. Ok, ok, the REAL goal was always to do this on Oprah. But then Oprah up and […]

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“Why is the happily childless woman seen as the unicorn of society?” -blog post by The V Spot

This post on NewStatemen blog The V Spot asks why it’s so hard for us to believe that childfree women might actually be happy. Why is the happily childless woman seen as the unicorn of society? Non-mothers are often told they’ll “change their mind when they meet the right person”. Between that and being forced […]

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“Who will care for me?” – an editorial

This editorial from The Boston Globe describes one man’s thoughts on aging childfree. Who will care for me? Anxiously staring down old age as one of tens of millions of baby boomers likely to be left on their own. By Phil Primack, JUNE 30, 2013 KALI CIESEMIER DURING ONE OF MY REGULAR VISITS to my 91-year-old mother’s […]

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